[The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Patrick] McIlheran made sure to refer people to this study, but apparently never bothered to check its date. Nor did he bother to check the J-S clips on this subject. (They’re computerized, Patrick; it wouldn’t have taken more than a couple minutes to do the check.) Is this just sheer laziness or did McIlheran want to spread misinformation? Either explanation is equally troubling.If we hadn't seen Patrick McIlheran's standard operating procedure implemented so many times, we might even be surprised. McIlheran has been degrading the paper's reputation and credibility for years.
Although, the word I would choose instead of "troubling" is "risible."
"Troubling" is of course from Murphy's perspective the appropriate description in an ethics-of-journalism sense, but Patrick McIlheran has by his antics long since renounced any obligation to those.